onyourside 0 Posted December 2, 2006 Share Posted December 2, 2006 Susan Kidd, IJ Hudson, Pat Collins, Arch Campbell, and George Micheal are all leaving the Washington Area's most watched news station WRC-TV NBC channel 4. The ratings mogul has dominated the Washington market for several years now and it will be interesting to see how the station's audience reacts to the loss of on-air talent. The individuals that made the station what it is today are now being bought out and axed by 4, however George Micheal was offered a contract but declined (see more at DCRTV.) "Michael tells DCRTV that he will not participate in the network's much-hyped budget cuts. "I was offered a longterm contract to stay," he says, "but I will not lay somebody off." Michael adds: "If they're going to cut, let them start with me" (DCRTV.COM). This is big news in D.C., the areas most familiar and most popular news team is going to be broken up for the first time in years. What is next? According to 4's general manager, NBC 4 will remain strong because of their loyal viewers who tune in for the content, not the on-air talent. Most of us know that we watch who is presenting the news as much as what is in the news. It will be absolutely fascinating to see the new on-air talent and how the station does after losing so many Washington Icons. I am sure WJLA/NEWS CHANNEL 8 (both owned by Allbritton Communications Company) will have NBC 4 talent on their airwaves very soon. WOW ABC 7 NEWS with Leon Harris, Maureen Bunyan, Gorden Peterson, Susan Kidd maybe even Pat Collins and/or Arch Campbell, who knows? WJLA will have so many familiar faces that they are almost guaranteed a ratings extravaganza...right?? See more at DCRTV.com. I just have to honestly say that I have already switched to ABC 7 for most of my news. EDIT: Jim Vance, Doreen Gentzler & Bob Ryan all appear to be staying. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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